World September 6, 2023 | 8:21 am

After quadruple homicide, Dajabón deputy says border is not armored as authorities claim

Dajabon.- Sonia Agüero, the deputy representing Dajabón for the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), has disputed claims by the Ministry of Defense and the Specialized Corps for Border Security (CESFRONT) that the border is effectively secured. Her comments come in the wake of a tragic incident in which four members of the same family were allegedly murdered by individuals believed to be Haitian citizens in the town of Aminilla in the municipality of Partido, situated in the border province.

Agüero expressed concern over the situation, citing a recent incident in which another person died at the hands of an undocumented Haitian foreigner. She raised the possibility that members of Haitian criminal gangs might have crossed into the region.

In a press release, the PLD congresswoman also highlighted the significant number of Haitians who have purchased properties in Dajabón. Regarding Aminilla, she revealed that it is an area frequently used by individuals transporting Haitian immigrants on motorcycles, leaving them in the mountains. Agüero did not rule out the possibility that some of these stranded individuals might resort to criminal activities.

Agüero stated that numerous motor vehicles loaded with illegal immigrants pass through the area regularly, even in the presence of immigration authorities and military personnel stationed at the Dajabón border. She emphasized that the border is not as secure as authorities claim.

The deputy called for justice in the case of the multiple homicides and demanded the establishment of a police detachment in the town of Aminilla.

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September 6, 2023 9:01 am

There will be problems in all the areas along the border as long as the desperate situation in Haiti remains unresolved.There is a natural instinct in humans to try to survive and Haitians can see moving into the DR as the only way of surviving .The DR must have a different policy if they want to stop illegal crossings and associated crimes.

Paul Tierney
September 6, 2023 10:10 am

There are 11,000 military along the border. How many more thousands are needed to armor the border. The border situation is sickening, the government would end all the BS if it were not for the corruption within its ranks. This corruption rubs hands with the border mafia associates. The government has to start cleaning out the border agents, making examples of arrests and convictions of corrupt high-ranking officials would set the ball rolling. However, most all of us know it will not happen. The illegal border crossings will continue to fill the pockets of the corrupt.

Seal the border. Allow commercial traffic only.

Dave Lopes
September 11, 2023 12:04 am
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No commercial traffic either. Border should be sealed and DR should break diplomatic relationship with Haiti. It’s the only way.